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Two Disparate Black Men
A comparison of Martin Luther King, Jr. and James Baldwin.
# 140534 | 1,500 words | 2 sources | 2008 | US

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This paper explores the wide differences between Martin Luther King, Jr. and James Baldwin when it comes to dealing with their blackness and society.

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"Fame has never come easily for black Americans, unless they were musicians, actors or professional athletes. And yet, occasionally, someone rises from the huddled masses and reaches a certain pinnacle of fame. One focuses in particular on two men- James Baldwin, author and intellectual, and Martin Luther King, Jr., minister, civil rights activist and martyr. These two men, however, could not be further apart- with perhaps the only linkage being the color of their skin. Baldwin was a more or less self-made up-from-Harlem-tenements intellectual and open homosexual. He became the darling of those who finally felt they had a voice that..."

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